The Musée Grévin
At a time when photography was only seldom used by the press, journalist Arthur Meyer took it upon himself to try to depict celebrities of the time with three-dimensional representations. He commissioned a sculptor and costume-maker to help him, one Alfred Grévin, and thereby made history…
The musée Grévin still boasts its beautiful antique interior (courtesy of financier Gabriel Thomas), and the collections within have been growing steadily for the past hundred years!
Today there are more than 3 000 wax statues in the museum. Some are great men who made history (French history in particular), from Marat to De Gaulle, but also actors, singers, writers, etc. More recently, various celebrities have been honoured with their own wax statue: chef Alain Ducasse, Rachida Dati, Geneviève de Fontenay and Barack Obama to name a few of the most well known.
Located on the Grands Boulevards, the Musée Grévin is a living museum of popular history, which relates directly to the changing nature of current affairs and popular culture!
The Musée Grévinspecial selection of our hotels
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Timhotel Le Louvre
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300 meters from the Louvre Museum
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